An inode (index node) is a data structure found in many Unix file systems. Each inode stores all the information about a file system object (file, device node, socket, pipe, etc.), except data content and file name. (Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inode)

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How do I remove old kernels despite 100% inode use in /usr?

I was trying to update my packages today: $ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f ...
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keep same inodes metadata with rsync or ignore metadata with du

I'm trying to synchronize two folders from a remote computer. I want to use rsync to send the folder, and du to check if the space used is identical on the remote computer. The problem is even with a ...
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How can I create an EXT4 partition with an extra large number of inodes?

About inodes In Ubuntu, each file and directory is a so-called inode. You can use df -i to check the number of inodes in use and available for all mounted filesystems. Question If you create a new ...
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apt-get unable to autoremove packages filling up Inodes

An old Ubuntu 10.04 server is complaining about unmet dependencies. When I run apt-get -f install I get back a "No space left on device" message: $ sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... ...
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Deleting a file with no inode [closed]

Ubuntu 14.04, new 64-bit installation. I have a directory listed as: drwx------ 1 rogerw05465 rogerw05465 4096 Oct 30 02:35 2014-10-30_02.35.15.123754.rogerw-Aspire-4810T.corrupt It's corrupt ...
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how to know how many hardlink count an inode has and where are they located

I need to know how many hard-links pointing to a certain inode. And where are those hard-links located in?
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Enabling xattr on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm unable to set any attributes on files using xattr -w 'key' 'value' hello.txt I keep getting: [Errno 95] Operation Not Supported: 'hello.txt' My /etc/fstab is: ...
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/etc/../run and /run have different i-node. How can I safely resolve this issue?

My system shows different inode for /etc/../run and /run. $ ls -iald /etc/../run 393217 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 sep 6 19:18 /etc/../run $ ls -iald /run 9221 drwxr-xr-x 31 root root 1060 sep 25 ...
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orphaned inodes on root file system (ext4); persistent problem

On my trusty systems (VMs under vmWare, desktops, and laptops), we have the following issue. The root file system seems to have inodes that are never marked as "free". After a month of a working ...
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Recovering from apt-get upgrade gone wrong due to a full disk

I was performing an apt-get upgrade on an Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS box that hadn't been updated in a little while and the upgrade failed due to 'No space left on device'. After a little while I worked out ...
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Make ext3 filesystem with 128 bytes inode size

I need to format external hard disks to EXT3 MBR with the iNode size set to 128 bits. This is for a very specific use, i.e. the delivery of DCP to digital cinema servers. I'd like to be able to do ...
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How to prevent users from deleting files that are already in use?

Consider this scenario: User is executing a command on a file. This file becomes 'in-use' now. $ tail -f somefile.log In another shell, user deletes the file. $ rm somefile.log Now, this file ...
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Linux Headers not upgrading. It says “no space” when I have lots

Problems with my linux-headers in a Ubuntu 13.10 upgrade. It says: E: / var/cache/apt/archives/linux-headers-3.11.0-15_3.11.0-15.25_all.deb: unable to create `/ ...
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/usr/src is eating up all inodes

It seems /usr/src (apparently old kernels) used up all my inodes: Filesystem Inodes IUsed IFree IUse% Mounted on /dev/sda4 489600 489600 0 100% / devtmpfs ...
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Find directories with lots of files in

So a client of mine got an email from Linode today saying their server was causing Linode's backup service to blow up. Why? Too many files. I laughed and then ran: # df -ih Filesystem Inodes ...